In the old days of Persia, pilgrims or other travelers journeyed together usually for mutual protection in deserts or other hostile regions. The travels were done in small or large groups called caravans riding on horses or camels. Each caravan traversed 6 “farsakh” (1 manzel) every day. “Farsakh” is an old Iranian unit for measuring distance, equal to 6.24 kilometers. Passing through one “manzel”, the caravan arrived at a caravansary in which they could stay to rest and relax. Visiting the holy shrine of Imam Reza has long been considered a high priority by Shia Iranians. This journey tries to follow the footsteps of those Shia pilgrims of the old days while having the same comfort of today’s travelers.
STARTS : Tehran
ENDS : Tehran
AGE RANGE : 3-99
MAX GROUP SIZE : 12
TRAVEL STYLE : Cultural / Historical
ACCOMMODATION : Economy Hotels (2*)
TRANSPORTATION : Van or Minibus or Middle bus